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Help Wanted: Schmaling Library Aide Position

This position is part-time (6-9 hours per week) and will consist of primarily daytime hours (10am-4pm on Tuesdays), with a spot in the Saturday rotation. Additional hours may be added to the schedule on an as-needed basis. We are looking for someone to start in November. Application deadline is October 31. Apply online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwEgqZY-SfkRG5g_f2eUZTS7AGymNiJ9BwfiTC-gulVmdo8g/viewform?usp=sf_link.

Salary:

$10.00 per hour; $11.00 per hour beginning January 2021

Description:      

Schmaling Memorial Public Library District is seeking a responsible and friendly individual to become part of Schmaling’s staff. We’re looking for a library aide who will be ready to interact with, assist, and direct patrons while working the circulation desk. This person will be working with patrons of all ages. Additional duties also include: shelving materials, assisting with library programs, processing library materials, creating book displays, and posting relevant information on the library’s social media pages and website. Interested parties may fill out an application online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwEgqZY-SfkRG5g_f2eUZTS7AGymNiJ9BwfiTC-gulVmdo8g/viewform?usp=sf_link. Application deadline is October 31.

Duties:

  • Working the Circulation Desk, including checking materials in and out, renewing materials, searching the online catalog and library catalog for materials, placing holds, answering incoming calls, registering patrons, issuing library cards, collecting fines, faxing, and photocopying.
  • Assisting patrons in the use of the library and its equipment
  • Processing interlibrary loan deliveries
  • Shelving
  • Processing new materials
  • Assisting with planning and execution of library programs
  • Posting to the library’s social media pages and website
  • Additional duties as required

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/Equivalency Required

Skills/Physical Requirements:

  • Excellent people and customer-service skills with people of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, etc.
  • Ability to identify high profile authors and their genres very strongly encouraged.
  • Ability to alphabetize and sort in numerical order.
  • Ability to communicate library policies to patrons in a diplomatic manner.
  • Ability to navigate and search the internet.
  • Ability to assist patrons with navigating and searching the internet.
  • Must be able to stand, reach, bend, stoop, and lift 25-50 pounds.
  • Must have experience using Microsoft Word, internet, Facebook, and email systems.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Publisher, and Power Point encouraged.
  • Library experience encouraged.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must respect patron confidentiality and follow library policies.
  • Must have a basic understanding of library organization.

Virtual Dutch Days 2020

Virtual Dutch Days 2020

Hello out there in Fulton and beyond! We’re gearing up to reveal the Virtual Dutch Days 2020 webpage on Saturday, May 9. All content will be available on the library’s website (http://schmaling.lib.il.us) on Saturday morning and we’ll be sprinkling our Facebook page with content throughout the day, so you can choose to experience the Virtual Festival all at once on the website or bit by bit on our Facebook page. The Virtual Dutch Days page will be available on the website and the posts on our Facebook page for the foreseeable future, so, if you can’t make it on Saturday, don’t worry…the festival will still be there waiting for you later on.

In the meantime, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!! Here is a list of things you can help us out with (helpful tip: you can email us with your smart phone just by typing fulpublib@mchsi.com into the “To” box in your text messaging app):

1) Decorate your windows, yards, sidewalks, etc. with a Dutch theme!

2) Antique vehicle owners, please email (fulpublib@mchsi.com) photos of your antique vehicles for our Virtual Dutch Days Antique Vehicle Show. Please submit photos by 7pm Thursday, May 7.

3) Kids, build a miniature float and have your parents email a picture of your float to the library (fulpublib@mchsi.com) so we can include it in the Virtual Dutch Days Parade. Please submit all photos by 7pm Thursday, May 7. WE DON’T HAVE MANY FLOATS YET AND I KNOW THERE ARE TONS OF CREATIVE KIDS OUT THERE WHO COULD MAKE SOME REALLY AWESOME FLOATS!

4) Tractor owners, email us photos of your tractors for our Virtual Dutch Days Tractor Show! Email photos to fulpublib@mchsi.com by 7pm Thursday, May 7. In the body of the email, please include the owner’s name (if they’d like to be acknowledged) and the make and model of the tractor.

5) We need models for our Virtual Dutch Days Fashion Show. Dutch costume owners, don your costumes and take a selfie, or send us a picture of you or your family member in Dutch costume from Dutch Days past! Let’s see if we can get all the provinces and different costumes represented! Email your photos to fulpublib@mchsi.com by 7pm on Friday, May 8.